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Kia Press Office has just released a statement (via Twitter) that they have officially joined with Ionity as a strategic partner and shareholder. Hopefully this will lead to a special pricing deal for Kia e-Niro owners - much like the one that VW ID3 FE owners get with their vehicles.
 
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Here you go, not great news folks. Its actually more expensive if you choose to pay a monthly subscription weirdly. Kia Launches KiaCharge Pan-European Public Charging Service

According to the KiaCharge website, there will be three tariffs (and promotional pricing by the end of 2020). Here are the prices (including VAT tax) using an example of Spain:
  • Easy
    for low-mileage users, monthly subscription
    Activation fee: €2,43
    Basic rate: €0.00 / month
    Session fee: €0,49
    AC: Specific prices
    DC: Specific prices
    IONITY: €0.79 / kWh
  • Plus
    discounted prices with monthly subscription
    Activation fee: €0
    Basic rate: €3.85 / month
    Session fee: €0
    AC: Specific prices
    DC: Specific prices
    IONITY: €0.79 / kWh
  • Advanced
    lowest prices with higher monthly subscription
    Activation fee: €0
    Basic rate: €6.81 / month
    Session fee: €0
    AC: €0.28 / kWh
    DC: €0.37 / kWh
    IONITY: €0.79 / kWh
From January 1, 2021 it will be:

  • Easy
    for low-mileage users, monthly subscription
    Activation fee: €2,49
    Basic rate: €0.00 / month
    Session fee: €0,49
    AC: Specific prices
    DC: Specific prices
    IONITY: €0.79 / kWh
  • Plus
    discounted prices with monthly subscription
    Activation fee: €0
    Basic rate: €3.95 / month
    Session fee: €0
    AC: Specific prices
    DC: Specific prices
    IONITY: €0.79 / kWh
  • Advanced
    lowest prices with higher monthly subscription
    Activation fee: €0
    Basic rate: €6.99 / month
    Session fee: €0
    AC: €0.28 / kWh
    DC: €0.37 / kWh
    IONITY: €0.79 / kWh
 

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Its €0.79 per.Kilowatt to anyone so I don't understand what the benefit is
 

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Those price lists make no sense. They have missed out the 'specific prices' for each level of subscription. Without that information it's impossible to make a decision on joining.
 

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Ionity seems to me to be having a 😂 laugh, “as my grandson would say” why would anyone pay 79 pence per kWh and a fee? when there are so many other charge points at 35 pence, at home it cost me just 5 pence per KWh. Just a shame we can’t take a 100kwh can of electrons on a road trip! 🤪🤪😂
 

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So to be clear. Ionity is a Joint venture with all the German manufacturers. Their cars get the charging cheaper. My German mate in his ID3 (which he is about to hand back cos its crap) pays €0.39 per kw as a part of the VW deal.
 

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What's wrong with the ID3?
 

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What's wrong with the ID3?
Search SpeakEV and the issues are there.

They built it outside global charging standards which is causing many issues. For example it won’t charge on a lot of smart chargers. My Zappi installer asked if an ID3 owner could use mine to prove a point. He could only get 1.1kw on a dumb charger it’s fine. It don’t do solar either.

One guy has had over 19 SW error messages in a. Week and the car was stuck multiple times. He’s sending it back.

My mates issue is the constantly failing climate system, very ropey suspension which VW admit needs sorting and finally he is not at all happy with its handling in the winter. He lives in Bavaria.

That’s just a taster.


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